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Recent Trends on the U.S. Doctrine of Equivalents

USA - September 19 2017 U.S. courts have long recognized that a product or process which does not literally infringe a patent can nevertheless infringe under the "doctrine of...

Peter A. Jackman.

EP Opposition and US Inter Partes Review Decisions Go Hand In Hand

USA, European Union - June 19 2017 It is often desirable to obtain patent protection for inventions both in Europe and the United States. As a result, competitors frequently look to...

Peter A. Jackman.

Track One: Still the One for Accelerating Patent Examination in the US?

USA - March 31 2017 Speed is everything in the business world. The fastest company to market wins a competitive advantage. However, investors are often reluctant to back...

Federal Circuit Holds a Defective Restriction Requirement Ends Patent Term Adjustment

USA - February 2 2016 In Pfizer v. Lee, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that a "defective" restriction requirement was sufficient to stop the period of...

Peter A. Jackman.

Latest Options for Fast-Tracking Clean Technology Patent Applications

USA, Australia, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Japan - December 17 2015 The grant of a patent can be delayed by years due to backlogs at patent offices around the world. However, recognizing the urgent need to address...

Peter A. Jackman.